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Ride em Cowboys and Cowgirls! Rodeos Keep Old West Spirit Alive

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&raquo Download Audio(mp3) By Jerilyn Watson 2006-1-29 (MUSIC) VOICE ONE: Welcome to THIS IS AMERICA in

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by jerilyn watson
2006-1-29

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voice one:

welcome to this is america in voa special english. i'm faith lapidus.

voice two:

and i'm steve ember. the spirit of the old american west can still be found at rodeos. modern-day cowboys compete to stay on wild, jumping horses, or struggle to ride bulls that weigh up to a ton. cowgirls also compete in rodeos.

matt austin rides a bull at the national finals rodeo in las vegas in december

voice one:

rodeos used to be found mainly in small towns out in the country. but today americans in big cities also get the chance to shout "ride 'em, cowboy!"

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voice two:

the first major open-air rodeo of the season is called la fiesta de los vaqueros -- spanish for the celebration of the cowboys. and the cowboys will be celebrating february eighteenth to the twenty-sixth in tucson, arizona.

current and former world champions of the professional rodeo cowboys association will take part. in all, about seven hundred competitors will demonstrate their skills.

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